Listing Information

Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partners

Agriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), Informal apprenticeship, General farming (over 3 years)

Briefly describe your current occupation(s) and responsibilities and list previous agricultural employment and experiences. If you are currently farming or ranching, please state the size, type(s), and location of the operation.

I currently run a leased cut flower operation in Bozeman that's profitable and in its second year. I have a degree in Sustainable Crop Production from MSU, and was the Marketing Manager with production and teaching responsibilities at MSU's organic learning farm, Towne's Harvest Garden. I was the assitant manager at 3 Hearts Farm as well. I've mostly worked on organic, market/csa based vegetable and cut flower production farms.

My current operation is primarily in high tunnel production, field production, pastured layers, and bees. My current markets are three farmers markets and a CSA program.

Counties of interest

Gallatin, Madison, Missoula, Park Livingston, Sweet Grass

Acreage

1-5, 6-10, 11-40

Planned Operation

Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard

Farming Practices

Organic

Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.

I plan on starting an organic or certified naturally grown vegetable and cut flower operation at first, then expanding out into sheep, poultry and cows. Depending on the location, markets would include Bozeman, Livingston, and Big TImber area. I would love to focus on storage crops to sell into a distributor and to supply grocery stores and restaurants through the winter. Agrotourism and teaching is currently and has been a big part of my business and what I think is important and I plan to continue that pattern.

I would love to run a farm with a large amount of diversity over time.

Land Tenure

Buy/Sell, Partnership, Open to other arrangements

If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explain

Lease to Own, Manage to Own, and any other agreement leading into land ownership.

Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:

I would love to learn more about soil ecology. I also have little experience with animals in my farming history and they're an integral part of my plan.

Please attach any photos that support your application.